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January 23, 2013 | www.TheBroadsideOnline.com | Vol. 61, Issue 12
ASCOCC starts the new year with changes to staff and operation Cedar Goslin The Broadside
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hanges are coming to the Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College. Their first two meetings, which took place Jan. 10 and Jan. 18, were partially dedicated to discussing the working draft of ASCOCC’s by-laws and filling the newly open position for director of public relations.
Shara Huskey resigns Shara Huskey resigned from her position as ASCOCC’s director of public relations on Dec. 31, 2012. She sent a letter explaining her resignation to each of the five remaining council members, who later informed Taran Underdal, ASCOCC’s advisor. Huskey’s reason for resigning was that she is no longer a student at COCC. “She resigned to pursue other career endeavors out of the area,” said Underdal.
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Campus Word We asked four students on campus how has social media affected you personally?
It has allowed me to keep in touch with friends and family. I have a lot of friends out of the country. [Facebook] is nice to keep in touch with them without a phone bill.” - McKenzie Graf
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It’s helped me keep in touch with family, my cousins and aunts that live in Minnesota. I don’t have a smart phone or internet at home so it’s not like I’m on it a lot. If I had a smartphone I would.” - Katie Uselman It keeps me in touch with people I don’t like, without them knowing I don’t like them.” - Anthony Wyke
It helps me communicate with my friends. I go on [Facebook] about an hour a day to stay in contact.” - Alejandro Segoviano
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Deferred Action Plan gives undocumented students hope to live American dream Molly Svendsen The Broadside
ara can’t get a driver’s license. She can’t legally get a job. Sara lives in constant fear of being deported to a country she knows nothing about. Sara is a former Central Oregon Community College student from Madras. In 1995, after years of oppression and poverty in Mexico, Sara immigrated to America with her family. “America was built upon immigrants, with few dollars in their pockets who simply worked hard for everything they had... we wanted to be a part of this, but it is a long, hard road to citizenship,” said Sara. Sara previously attended COCC but now has to work full time to support her parents, who can no longer work due to lack of legal residency documentation. Sara’s situation is one that many undocumented immigrant students at COCC and many colleges in the United States faced until the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act was passed on June 15, 2012. DACA gives undocumented students who meet certain re-
quirements the option of applying for a deferred action grant. This grant opens up the American essentials, said Evelia Sandoval, Latino Program Coordinator at COCC. “What this does is give a two year work permit,” said Sandoval. “This gives recipients the staples of America by allowing
their licenses.” Since this act was passed, Sandoval has helped mediate the application process for many undocumented students at COCC and believes that this grant will give the recipients more independence and a chance to achieve their goals. “A lot of undocumented students attend COCC and sometimes can’t finish out their classes because they can’t afford to,” said Sandoval. “Now these students will be able to have jobs and drivers licenses so it will give them a greater independence.” Greg Delgado, Latino Community Organizer for Causa, -Sara, Former COCC Student Oregon’s latino immigration rights coalirecipients to work in the US, go tion, has worked closely with to school in the US, and most Sara and students like her to importantly, just not live in fear help them navigate the legal of being deported.” process that is required for the In addition to a work permit, deferred action grant. applicants will also receive a “DACA was created because Social Security card which will Congress was finally forced to allow them to then apply for a do something about this very drivers license. large issue,” said Delgado. “We “In Oregon, if you are un- have millions of kids who are documented you can’t ap- affected by deportation. These ply for a driver’s license,” said kids were brought here by no Sandoval. “So the recipients choice of their own...we are of this act will be eligible for a going to be fighting diligently, driver’s license here in the state these are our children in our of Oregon, the state still hasn’t community, there is a hope for worked out all the logistics of these kids.” this part yet, but recipients Delgado emphasized that should soon be able to obtain while this act is not a path to
It scares me to think that I could be thrown out of a place where I have lived forever, I don’t know anything about the country I came from and have lived and grown up right here in America.”
citizenship, it is a step in the right direction for immigration rights. “We raised these kids as Americans and then we’re just going to throw them out of our own country just because of the status,” said Delgado. “So how do we be a little more respectful of this issue?” The creation of DACA gives hope to the community by showing that even those who don’t have many of the rights that legal citizens have that they still have rights as human beings, said Delgado. “We have state and federal laws we obey but we also have a higher law called human rights,” said Delgado. “And we have to understand that respecting human rights is a big issue here and DACA is a great step forward for our youth to give them hope and allow them the opportunity to continue education.” For Sara, receiving this grant would give her a sense of security in the country she has lived in for most of her life. “It scares me to think that I could be thrown out of a place where I have lived forever,” said Sara. “I don’t know anything about the country I came from and have lived and grown up right here in America.” Sara also believes that this grant will help her and others in her situation live out the American dream. “The American dream is what we came for...not necessarily
pulling in all the money and being rich,” said Sara. “[It’s] being free to become whoever you want to be and work hard so you can achieve.” If chosen to receive this grant, Sara hopes to return to COCC and is interested in getting a degree in social work, a degree that she feels would help her to give back to those in the community as well as help others like her. She wants students who are in her situation to know that they are not alone even though it may be a long road. “Don’t give up. It may be very difficult or frustrating at times when you want to do all these things like go to college,” said Sara. “Students in my situation should get involved with community and involved in this cause and to just keep a positive attitude because our time will come.” (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eligibility requirements for DACA applicants: Under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012 Under age 16 upon arrival in the United States Have had continuous presence in the United States for at least five years
Fiscal Cliff Deal Leaves Much to Be Answered Darwin Ikard The Broadside
fter a long political standoff, on Jan.1, lawmakers in Washington reached a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. With the new bill, current tax rates will be permanently extended for individuals making $400,000 per year or less, while higher earners will see their tax rates go up three percent, according to a summary put out by the U.S. Senate. Among other provisions, the American Opportunity Tax Credit was also extended through 2017, which gives a tax credit based on college tuition and other expenses, according to the summary. Still unsettled is the question of the mandatory spending cuts, which were set to go into effect Jan. 2 but have been pushed back two months by the bill, leaving the fu-
ture of many government funded programs in question, including student financial aid. “We just don’t know what will happen,” said Kevin Multop, Director of the Financial Aid Department at Central Oregon Community College. This year nearly 500 students have received Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant money, and 66 students are taking part in the Work Study program, according to Multop. Both of these programs could be affected by mandatory spending cuts. “It would mean less resources, that’s for sure,” said Multop, who is hesitant to speculate. “In my experience, the laws are always changing, and speculation can cause confusion,” said Multop. “It’s just too early to know how this may affect our students.” (Contact: email@example.com)
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ASCOCC, from page 1 At the meeting, the remaining ASCOCC council voted to accept Huskey’s resignation; all were in favor, except for Kelly Huskey, the director of student organizations, who abstained due to her romantic relationship with Shara Huskey. The student council must consist of six members, according to ASCOCC’s constitution. During their meeting on Jan. 18, the council decided to begin the two week hiring process for the open public relations position. The hiring committee will consist of all five council members and two members of COCC faculty.
SCOCC has been working on drafting their by-laws since fall 2012; so far they have been operating without by-laws or any governing set of rules other than their constitution. On Jan. 17 Huskey e-mailed a copy of the by-laws to all COCC club advisors for review. ASCOCC is currently accepting student feedback on the by-laws, and stated at the meeting on Jan. 18 that they hope to have all edits made by their next meeting, which will take place sometime the week
of Jan. 28, so they can vote to approve them.
constitution. Huskey stated that the reason she did not obtain a 2.3 GPA was because one of her two fall classes was a pass/no pass style class, which did not count towards improving her GPA . Because of the complication this posed
elly Huskey stated during the Jan. 10 meeting that she is currently under
Clubs and conflict of intended to vote in the first interest
he ASCOCC council discussed adding a by-law that would prevent council members from voting on issues regard-
By-laws will not be changed to accommodate pass/no pass classes,” - Taran Underdal, ASCOCC advisor.
academic probation, because she failed to uphold a 2.3 grade point average, which is the minimum set by the ASCOCC constitution. When a council member is placed under academic probation, they have one full quarter to raise their GPA to 2.3 or they will be removed from the council, according to the ASCOCC
for her and the complications it may cause others in the future, Huskey suggested adding an exception in the by-laws for pass/no pass classes. However, the suggestion did not make it into the next draft of the by-laws. “By-laws will not be changed to accommodate pass/no pass classes,” said Underdal on Jan. 16.
ing clubs and organizati ons of which they are a member. Previously, the council has operated on an “informal rule” that council members abstain from voting on such previous interviews with The Broadside. On Dec. 4 Huskey voted to allot funding to the Criminal Justice club, of which she is a member, and later attempted to retract her vote, claiming she had not
place. ASCOCC’s Fiscal Operations Director Megan Cole and Director of Legislative Affairs Kurt Killinger expressed their beliefs that council members voting on their own clubs and organizations creates a conflict of interest, regarding Huskey’s vote on the Criminal Justice Club. Huskey also stated that she believed it was unethical, which is why she attempted to retract her vote. Killinger had stated that a formal rule restricting such a vote should be added into the by-laws. However, at the meeting that took place on Jan. 10 Underdal stated that she did not think council members should be barred from voting on all issues regarding clubs and organizations in which they held membership. The council members discussed that, as an alternative to adding a by-law, ASCOCC members should continue to hold themselves accountable and take responsibility for knowing when to abstain. ASCOCC’s by-laws do not restrict council members voting on their own clubs and organizations as of press time. (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
COCC incident reports, Incident Date
Minor in Possession
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A promising time for online learning, higher education The Kansas City Star (MCT)
ot an itch to learn single variable calculus? Or how about game theory, or introduction to artificial intelligence? Courses formerly confined to the nooks and crannies of academia are now available to anyone with a computer. For free. Their rapid entry into worldwide learning has huge implications for higher education. MOOCs -- massive open online courses -- have the potential to export the teachings of university professors to emerging populations hungry for knowledge. In the United States, they could be a remedy for soaring college costs and crippling debt. But they also could reinforce inequality in higher education. A well-schooled middle-class student is likely to use a fastmoving online course to greater advantage than a student from a bottom-tier high school who may require tutoring and other support to succeed in collegelevel courses. No one knows where MOOCs are going -- or if theyâ€™ll even stick around. They have attracted venture capital but have yet to come up with a logical profit stream. Colleges and universities are wise to be watching closely, however, and strategizing about how to take advantage of their potential.
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Colleges and universities have for years offered courses online and charged credit hours, often at a reduced rate from similar courses taught on campus. More recently professors from elite universities like Stanford and MIT have been putting their content on the Web for free, offering people from Prairie Village to Bangladesh the chance to absorb knowledge in the form of short videos and quizzes on their laptops or smart phones. The small percentage of students who complete a course receive a certificate, but not credit. The courses attracted so
much interest that professors and university officials began developing platforms to market and offer courses. The big three so far are Udacity, Coursera and edX. A Kansas City Star survey of area colleges and universities showed that most are watching developments in the MOOC realm and a few are contemplating a role. Fort Hays State University, an innovative college in western Kansas, is considering allowing students to pay for credit hours after successfully completing an online course taught by a MOOC professor.
MOOCs and distance learning in general are a vital element of higher education moving forward. The idea of college being restricting to a campus is fading fast -- a fact that university leaders should take into account as they contemplate ever more ambitious building programs. But Internet learning brings its own set of challenges. Online colleges and classes have high dropout rates. Questions are being raised about the quality of some of them and whether students are getting their moneyâ€™s worth. Low-income students, who find the lower costs appealing, may have the most
difficulty with the independent study. At the same time, there are worries that too much regulation and control of online learning will squelch a promising movement. MOOCs arenâ€™t likely to displace traditional higher education. But they have the feel of something substantial. Colleges and universities should look for ways to use them as a force for greater equality and opportunity. (Contact: broadsidemail@cocc. edu)
January 1 to January 15 Synopsis
Student reports text books missing from their vehicle.
Investigation in Progress
Report of marijuana smell in Juniper Hall where marijuana ended up being confiscated.
Juniper Res Hall
Investigation in Progress
Follow-up to a prior call regarding a harassment.
Boyle Ed Center
Found property located in the Barber Library and returned to student.
Found property in the Boyle Education Center.
Boyle Ed Center
COCC employee reports falling in the Ponderosa parking lot due to ice.
Student reports falling on the ice in front of Boyle Education Center.
COCC student charged for Minor in possession of alcohol referred to Student life.
Juniper Res Hall
Student slipped on the ice and twisted ankle.
Boyle Ed Center
Subject inappropriately touched by another
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Love of food takes COCC student to unexpected places Cedar Goslin The Broadside
aniel Bertram, first encountered his passion at a shelter for homeless youth. Bertram, a culinary student at Central Oregon Community College, was 13 years old and living on the streets of Seattle. Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., he was able to find refuge at the Denny Youth Shelter. The shelter was equipped with a kitchen where guests were allowed to cook themselves whatever they would like-- it was in that kitchen that Bertram first discovered his love of cooking. “One of the counselors showed me the ropes and showed me how to express myself through cooking,” said Bertram. Bertram had no way of knowing how far his self expression through food would take him. In 2012, Bertram and his wife, Amber Bertram, put aside their own money to travel to Las Vegas and volunteer for the 2012 World Pastry Championships. At this describing his reaction to the news. event, they were surrounded by some of “But I was flailing my arms around the world’s best pastry chefs, and Bertram the whole time, I was so excited.” said he was thrilled to be around so many Sugar Dome is a competitive reprofessionals who had achieved his own ality show, in which teams compete dream. His wife shared in his enthusiasm. to make the best dessert piece for “It was all really exciting,” said Amber a $15,000 prize, according to Food Bertram. “We were just hoping something Network’s website. After Bertram acgood would happen.” cepted the chance to appear on the But neither Daniel or Amber Bertram show, he spent a week on set, filming were expecting what did happen. and competing. After a week and a half “It was a whole week of volunteering, some of of agonizing stress bethe people in charge cause I wanted to do of hosting the Pasmy best,” said Bertry Championship tram. recommended His experithat the reportence on Food ers from Food Network was Network, an excitwho were ing one, covering but Berthe event, tram said should inthe real terview story of Daniel triumph Bertram. is how he “I told got to that them my point. story and B e r they were tram’s exvery inperience t r i g u e d ,” at Denny’s said BerYouth Sheltram. “I guess ter sparked I nailed it.” his initial inTwo weeks terest in cookafter the intering, and after that view, Bertram rehe was eager to ceived a call from learn more. In 2000, Food Network and was when Bertram was in asked to participate on a high school, he signed ▲ Daniel Bertram’s reality cooking show called up for a cooking technishowpeice from the Sugar Dome. cal school. He was unTour de Chocolate, “My voice was very able to finish due to cominspired by the calm when speaking on plications with his living Sydney Opera the phone,” said Bertram, situation, but he always
◄ Daniel Bertram pouring chocolate ganche over a traditional Australian Lamington sponge cake.
My motto is ‘creation is what feeds my soul,’ it keeps me going.” -Daniel Bertram, Culinary student at Central Oregon Community College Photos Submitted by Daniel Bertram
hoped to pursue his cooking career further. He just needed a while to “figure out who he was.” “It took me a while to find my path again,” said Bertram. In 2009, Bertram was travelling and working in concessions. It was while working that job that he found himself in a corn dog booth during the Fall Festival in Sisters, Oregon. There he met his wife and decided to stay in Central Oregon. Bertram enrolled in the culinary program at COCC to hone his skills and further his chances at a career in cooking. Bertram said he enjoyed the program, especially the support he received from his professors. Michelle Morris, a baking and pastry professor, was especially supportive, according to Bertram. It was Morris who first suggested to Bertram that he would be well suited as a pastry chef. “He has the passion, drive and the artistic ability, which is something very specific to pastries,” said Morris. “As an instructor, that’s something we look for.” Morris said that Bertram has always stood out to her in the year and a half she’s known him, because he had “that spark in his eye” when cooking, particularly when working with desserts. When the baking and pastry major was introduced to COCC in 2012, she urged him to make that his focus. Morris described pastry baking as the place where “art and science collide.” “It’s very precise,” said Morris. “The artistic side of things really come into play. Daniel is good at that.” When Bertram told Morris about his appearance on Sugar Dome, she
said she was proud but not surprised. “I expected he’d be one to be picked up by something like that,” said Morris. “He is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.” Morris said Bertram’s experience on the Sugar Dome will open doors for him, but what will really help him to succeed is his own drive. She thinks that Bertram can do “whatever he wants” now. Bertram is also hopeful that his recent experiences will lead to his next big step. Currently, he works as a prep cook, but is hoping to find something that challenges his skills more. After graduating, Bertram plans to move back to Seattle and gain more experience as a pastry chef, but his ultimate goal is to start his own business. In addition to furthering his career, Bertram hopes to further his involvement in Grandma’s House, a house for pregnant teens in Bend. He wants to teach the girls there about cooking. This desire springs partially from Bertram’s own past. “I know how hard it is being in a hard situation and I want to give back,” said Bertram. For those in a situation like the one from his past, Bertram would advise youth to “look for a positive environment” and “find something you’re good at.” He said it was his own ability to do that which allowed him to make it this far. Bertram’s journey is far from over, and he plans to continue to work hard. “My motto is ‘creation is what feeds my soul,’” said Bertram. “It keeps me going.” (Contact: email@example.com)
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◄ COCC student, Rese Stec enjoys working as a Library Assistant at Barber Library because she can catch up on homework during downtime and “it’s a good environment to be in.”
Go Broke Get fit without shrinking your wallet Anna Quesenberry The Broadside Operation Don’t Go Broke is devoted to bringing readers helpful tips on ways to save in college. Stephen Badger | The Broadside
Fitness doesn't have to cost a fortune. With a little effort, everyday activities can equate to mini-workouts. Before committing to a pricey gym membership, consider these affordable alternatives: • Park in the lower level parking lots. One of the perks of attending a "vertical" campus is you’re guaranteed to burn calories hiking to class. • Clean house. Turn up the music and clean your home from top to bottom. You'll work up a sweat and your roommates will love you. • Dance. Whether you're popping and locking, moshing or line dancing, the point is you're getting your heart rate up as you boogey. • Shovel your driveway. Don't outsource snow removal. You'll burn hundreds of calories and save money, if you do the work yourself. Caution: Consult a physician prior to attempting heavy lifting. • Play in the snow. A good old fashioned snowball fight or an afternoon of sledding are excellent ways to get your heart pumping in the dead of winter. • Simply walking through snow is a workout. Take your dog for a stroll or take a photo walk, snapping pictures as you go. • Interactive video games are so fun, you won't even realize you're getting exercise. Challenge a friend to a game of Fruit Ninja or Wii Sports. • Volunteering gets you out of the house and gives back to the community. Find out more at Volunteer Connect. http://www.volunteerconnectnow.org/ • Stream a free workout video. Squidoo has taken all the guess work out and compiled a list of links for you. http://www.squidoo.com/free-workout-videosonline. Working out doesn't have to be work and it does not require expensive equipment. The key is to stay active. Start by getting off the couch and see where that takes you. ***Consult your doctor before beginning a workout regimen. First year COCC nursing student, Anna Quesenberry is a wife and mother of two who is passionate about saving money. (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Landing a job on campus
Stephen Badger | The Broadside
Anna Quesenberry The Broadside
uggling work and school can be the ultimate circus act, but you have to land the job first. “There are jobs out there.” Career Services Coordinator, Tracy Dula said. “A lot of jobs.” The idea that there are no jobs in today's market is a "misconception," Dula said. She is the go-to person for student jobs on campus. “If somebody is applying for hundreds of jobs, they are doing something wrong,” Dula said.
Dula’s door is always open to students. Her office is located in the Cap Center at Barber library. Finding work is becoming a hassle for COCC student Alex Garza. He works in Sunriver and is searching for a job with a shorter commute. “I’m pretty qualified,” Garza said. “I have a lot of experience in high-end food industry.” Garza’s strategy is to walk right into restaurants and introduce himself. He sees Craigslist as “plan B.” Job-seekers should exude confidence in their abilities
and spend time getting to know themselves, according to Dula. “What makes you a valuable employee?” asked Dula. “Why are you going to be the solution to that employer’s problem?” Applicants should always keep in mind they are making an impression on a potential employer, Dula explained. “Ultimately it comes down to another person’s assessment and judgement,” Dula said, “so there’s no guarantees.” (Contact: email@example.com)
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Tips for landing the job: 1. Make sure your application is neat and complete. 2. Watch for spelling, grammar and punctuation. 3. Practice, practice, practice. 4. Know yourself and your field. 5. Dress for success. ► Nolan King is studying to become a physical therapist. He has worked at the SMART Lab for two years.
◄ Sodexo employee Daniel Baycroft takes out the trash after lunch rush. Baycroft is pursuing degrees in culinary and business.
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How plugged in is too plugged in?
By Tabitha Johnson and Anna Quesenberry
Would your Facebook get you hired?
Photo illustration by Jarred Graham | The Broadside
ow much of your Facebook would you want a potential employer to see? There is no law prohibiting potential employers from asking for Facebook passwords as a part of an interview process, according to business administration professor Sue Meyer. “It's much like asking about lifestyle or marital status,” explained Meyer. “Never good territory on the part of an employer or potential employer, but unfortunately it’s not illegal.” Job-seekers should be aware that it is happening, according to Tracy Dula, Career Services Coordinator at Central Oregon Community College. She has heard of people losing their jobs over posts they’ve made on Facebook. “When you’re starting your job search you should Google your name and see what comes up,” Dula said. “See if there is anything that you want to clean up.” No one may login to your Facebook profile without your permission, but unless you set your privacy settings carefully, anyone can still publicly see what you do and say, Meyer explained. “If you wouldn't want your grandmother to see, you shouldn’t post it,” Dula said.
How many times did you log in to Facebook over winter break?
ndria Woodell, a psychology professor at COCC, spends her breaks unplugged. “I get really plugged in,” Woodell said. “You get to the point where you’re checking [Facebook] so much. I have to detox myself.” Woodell sets boundaries on her online usage. She does not check email after six on weekends or breaks. “With texting, everybody’s so accessible 24/7,” Woodell said. “It’s good sometimes to disappear and find a book.” However, there is a plus side to being plugged in, Woodell explained. Social media has enriched class discussion and Woodell sees it as a “good thing” in the teaching environment. “My students find really great links,” Woodell said, “A lot of the best stuff I have comes from students who see stuff online; memes, videos, Pinterest. My students surf the internet so much… it lets me relate with them on some levels.” Research shows conflicting information on the impact social media is having, Woodell explained. It gives introverted individuals an outlet to meet a people and develop social networks. However, there are those who spend too much time online and lose connection with the real world, according to Woodell. “Social media is good,” Woodell said, “but as with everything, it’s about moderation.”
Flaunting it on FB: Is social media causing a narcissistic society?
t’s hard to say if social media is causing people to be more narcissistic or if more narcissistic people are drawn to sites like Facebook, Psychology Professor Andria Woodell at COCC explained. Psychologists are using the term “narcissistic society,” to describe certain behaviors on social media sites. “A lot of people are just going on Facebook to be told they are hot,” Woodell said. “That’s not a really good assessment of what your skills are and who you are.” Facebook members who post pictures of themselves for the sheer purpose of getting others to “Like” them, end up receiving “fake feedback,” Woodell said, which can have an impact on narcissism and self esteem. Facebook presents a false sense of reality, Woodell explained. “On Facebook everything is fun and awesome,” Woodell said. “I always wonder, how do they get these perfect pictures? How does everybody look like a model?”
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How technology affects students
People want to feel important; that’s what Facebook promotes.” -David Houston COCC Electrical Engineer
rades can be impacted by students accessing too much technology, according to Computer and Informations System’s Department Chair at COCC, Lew Cousinea. “One can be too plugged in,” Cousinea said. “Social networking is distracting.” However being unfamiliar with technology can be a burden for students. “Without technology students would be at a disadvantage in their classes,” Cousinea said. “A computer is right up there with a pencil and paper.” By setting limits and acting responsibly, teens and students can use technology effectively, explained Cousinea. “Seventh or eighth grade is a good age to start kids with cell phones,” suggests Cousinea. “If we set limits and they can be responsible, it could be okay.” Using an electronic device before bed can sometimes disturb students sleep patterns, causing ill performance the following day, Cousinea said.
How social media has changed the music scene
[Facebook has] definitely changed the music scene,” Sawyer Lowe, COCC student and musician said. “It really has opened up the arena. Facebook is a great tool.” How often do you login to Facebook? “I’m sure I’m on there at least once a day,” Lowe said, “probably more than I’d like to admit.” Could you live without Facebook? “I probably could but it would take some getting used to,” Lowe said. Do you see any negative sides to social media? “The anonymous aspect, it can range from people not keeping their word to cyberbullying,” Lowe said. “Like anything, you get out what you put in.” How important is Facebook to an upcoming band? “Facebook is such a social site. It’s great: people can stumble upon your stuff Lowe said. “People who would never go to a show hear about it on facebook and they’re exposed to a new kind of music. Facebook is awesome.”
Communication breakdown: NonFacebook member speaks out against social media
avid Houston considers Facebook to be a waste of time. “I already know all my friends,” Houston said. “I don’t need to be constantly in contact with everybody.” Houston is studying to become an electrical engineer at COCC. He knows a lot of people who are on social media sites “all the time.” “People want to feel important; that’s what Facebook promotes,” Houston said. “They want to feel connected.” Houston sees Facebook as a communication “handicap.” “When they do start talking to people in person, they can’t communicate,” Houston said. "It’s easy to type words on a computer. In person you actually have to think about what you’re saying right then and there.” Houston has not completely ruled out social media from his future. “I might when I go off to college and move away from everybody I know,” Houston said. “To keep in contact, but that’s it.” Houston would suggest Facebook users limit their Facebook time to 15 minutes a day. “If you’re using [Facebook] to talk to family members,” Houston said, “I’d suggest using a phone.”
Photo illustration by Stephen Badger | The Broadside
Perspective of a COCC Student
yder Szigeti uses his iPhone, laptop, iPod and an Xbox 360 to stay plugged in. Szigeti is a second year COCC student. He uses Facebook, but doesn’t spend a lot of his time checking his “News Feed.” Szigeti has owned a cellphone since he was 16 years old and cannot remember the longest time he has gone without it. “I use my phone in class,” Szigeti said, “but none of my teachers seem to notice or care.” While driving Szigeti avoids using his phone, he plugs in his iPod instead. Szigeti may not always be plugged into technology, but he still likes having his devices around. “I wouldn’t want to go without technology,” Szigeti said. “I could, but it would be pretty crappy.” (Contact: tmjohnson and aquesenberry)
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a&e The Selfless Riot’s farewell show: Interview with Sawyer Lowe Anna Quesenberry The Broadside
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▲ Guitarist and COCC student Sawyer Lowe plays for the last time with The Selfless Riot.
awyer Lowe pours emotion into his music, and will continue doing so even after his band is no more. Lowe, a Central Oregon Community College student, played his last show with The Selfless Riot on Jan. 12 at Cross Creek Cafe in Redmond. Band members Trevor Blake and Jordan Meeks will be relocating and focusing on their solo acts, whereas Lowe plans to continue jamming with friends and studying cultural anthropology at COCC. The Selfless Riot started out practicing in the park two years ago and got their name from “the idea of doing something bigger than yourself and being selfless but in an uncontrolled way,” Lowe said. When the trio was jamming in the park one day they were discovered by singer/songwriter and recording engineer Denny Bales, who went on to record their one and only album in his apartment. “It’s just a small studio,” Lowe said. “He is a crazy old guy but he knows his stuff and
he really brought out the best in us.” The album “These Times of Our Lives” features eight tracks and can be purchased from Ranch Records in Bend. “There is a lot of diversity on the album,” Lowe said. When listing their music on iTunes the band was forced to categorize their music. “Indie Folk,” Lowe said. “We’re influenced by a lot of bands like The Decemberists. It’s really acoustic based but it’s storytelling as well.” Lowe enjoys folk music for the simplicity of it. He grew up playing music in the church and plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica and piano. “It’s sort of a release for me,” Lowe said. “It kind of calms me and it’s an outlet.” For Lowe there’s more to music than talent and skill set. “Something our band captured is the idea of just putting emotion before talent and skill. Putting emotion out there. That’s why people relate to stuff,” Lowe said. “Emotion is the most powerful thing in music.” (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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▲ Indie Folk trio The Selfless Riot played their final show at Cross Creek Cafe on Jan. 12.
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◄ Trevor Blake jamming on the melodica at The Selfless Riot’s final show. Blake has relocated to Florence, Oregon where he will be focusing on his solo act Mr. Keys.
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Top 5 Webcomics
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1. xkcd: “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language” is the slogan of xkcd, a webcomic series created by former NASA employee Randall Munroe. Munroe’s series is set apart from its competition by the intellectual nature and diversity of its content. Comic themes include complex math problems, college majors, political issues and relationship hijinx-- all portrayed with stick figure characters. Randall Munroe
2. The Oatmeal: You may know Matthew Inman’s name because of his recent legal battles and charity involvement, but he was first popularly known as “The Oatmeal,” author of the webcomic by the same name. The Oatmeal started with humorous illustrations on the usage of proper grammar, but the comic now tackles other topics such as satire, social norms and sociopathic cats in business suits. The Oatmeal’s artistic style is bright, child-like and fun to read.
3.Order of the Stick: Based off of the popular tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons, Order of the Stick is as much a parody of the game as it is an homage to it. Characters constantly break the fourth wall, and insert plenty of inside jokes that would appeal to longtime fans of the game. Rendered in stylized stick-figure art by creator Rich Burlew, this humourous episodic strip contains a deceptively involving story with developing characters. Content is suitable for most readers. (http://www.giantitp.com/Comics.html) Rich Burlew
4.Questionable Content: The story of twenty-something, unfocused student Martin, his friends Faye and Dora, and a cast of colorful characters that surround their lives. Part drama, part comedy, Questionable Content contains an abundance of cultural references from videogames to independent music. Well over 2000 installments, artist Jeph Jacques produces regular strips Monday through Friday with little interruption. Jacques’ style continues to evolve over time, as is evidenced by the early strips in his archives. Content is often mature, but not gratuitous. (http://www.questionablecontent.net/) Jeph Jacques
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5. Penny Arcade: Perhaps no webcomic has achieved the level of success as Penny Arcade, a webcomic that has lasted for well over a decade, with their own video game adaptations and even the PAX conventions as testament. Started in 1998, written by Jerry Holkins, illustrated by Mike Krahulik, Penny Arcade is a major voice in the video game community, and geek culture at large. Characters Tycho and Gabe act as a vehicle for commentary on these subjects, often extending to the whole of society. Updated three times a week, Penny Arcade follows a simple formula of a three-panel comic strip with a punchline at the end. Content often includes mature language and occasionally cartoon violence. (http://www.penny-arcade.com/)
Tarantino delivers again in ‘Django Unchained’ Aaron Fennell The Broadside
he director of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction has put together a movie worth spending your money on once again. Quentin Tarantino perfectly intertwined a deep love story into his very own classic style of gory directing. This time Tarantino both wrote and directed a contemporary remix of the original 1966 film ‘Django,’ starring Franco Nero, (who was given a small role in Django Unchained). Django Freeman is a freed slave turned bounty hunter trying to rescue his wife. Jamie Foxx does a great job portraying Freeman, who is completely devoted to “killin’ white folks” and reuniting himself with his wife. Timid at first, Freeman slowly comes into his own, and begins to build a strong reputation around the slave ridden state of Texas. Waltz plays King Schultz, a bounty hunter who needs Django to help him track down a trio of outlaws. Schultz is the most eccentric of the characters, seeming
like a combination of Captain Jack Sparrow and Robin Hood. His quick comebacks and alternative way of solving problems adds an extra twist to every critical scene. Also starring in the 165 minute flick is Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes On a Plane, Pulp Fiction), Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, Inception), and Kerry Washington (I Think I Love My Wife, Fantastic Four). Tarantino combines great storyline and plot, with explosive action and great dialogue. This spaghetti western brought back to life features everything from a scene with “100 Black Coffins” by rap artist Rick Ross, to a small scene featuring Superbad star Jonah Hill. Tarantino offers all viewers the opportunity to see his unpredictable and emotionally revitalizing movie. Django Unchained was nominated 5 times at the Golden Globes and took awards for best screenplay and best supporting actor (Christoph Waltz). This is a must see for everyone who loves a good story and very graphic depictions of gunfights. (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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▲ Nominated for Best motion picture of the year, "Django Unchained."
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clubs & sports Staying active come rain or shine
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HHP 185TF- Total Fit Class taught by Jenny Cruickshank plays Rugby on Mazama Field at COCC on Tuesday January 7th 2013.
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Cascade Adventures Anna Quesenberry The Broadside
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New COCC student Nate Simkowski expressed interest in becoming a trip leader at the first Cascades Adventures meeting of winter term.
ascades Adventures is a way for everyone at Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades to get outdoors and have fun, according to advisor Jeff Meyers, and it’s free. “The whole idea is to go out and play,” Meyers said. Outing expenses are covered by the Student Fees Committee of OSU-Cascades & the Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College. “You get the opportunity to practice outdoor leadership in a formalized environment,” Meyers said. Adventurers will have the chance to go on a three part backcountry snowriding series, snow shelter workshop and moonlighting snowshoe event this winter. Beginning Friday Jan. 25 riders and skiers will be “waking up before the sun” for “Weekly Dawn Patrol” at Mt. Bachelor
and Tumalo. Dawn Patrol participants hike up at dawn’s first light to get “first tracks.” A benefit to leaving at 5am is that it allows snow enthusiasts the chance to make it back in time for class, Meyers explained. Avalanche awareness, route planning and emergency preparedness were brought up by members as areas of interest at the club’s first meeting. “We want to know that you have a backup plan,” Meyers said. “In the event that something does go wrong.” Potential trip destinations include Paulina, Crater Lake, Willamette Pass and Mt. Bailey. The Crater Lake trip Cascades Adventures took in 2012 was “phenomenal” tourism and outdoor leadership major, Charlie Smith said. Leading trips is a good way to “develop professionally,” Smith explained. Jackson Holstein is excited to learn the skills Cascades Adventures offers. He recently
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Neither snow nor rain nor sheets of ice keep HHP 185TF from completing their class outside Central Oregon Community College on Jan. 10.
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Jackson Holstein, Victoria Odinet and Charlie Smith attended the first Cascades Adventures meeting of winter term. transferred from OSU to OSUCascades to continue studying natural resources. “We didn’t have anything quite like this in Corvallis,” Holstein said. “These are the skills you want to have in Central Oregon.”
To find out more visit: http:// www.osucascades.edu/cascades-adventures. (Contact: cocc.edu)
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ANNIE A Look behind the scenes Kaycee Robinson The Broadside
ill the sun come out tomorrow? Not without the help of students working behind the scenes of Annie at Bend High and The Pinckney Theater. Scott Burch, the co-president of the Central Oregon Community College theater troupe and co-producer of Annie really enjoyed his time working with the children and said that he learned to have patience. “It’s really different working with smaller versions of you,” Burch said. Each production will be different, according to
Audrey Boos stars in the iconic role of Annie. Burch, because the show has two different casts and the roles are split up over different nights. Though the COCC theatre troupe are only working behind the scenes, director of Student
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Queens cast of Annie, directed by Mary Kilpatrick, performs in Bend Senior High School auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 17. Life Gordon Price hopes they The relationship between couldn’t do on our own because will take to the stage in the fu- BEAT and COCC is a logical one, of our size,” said Schor. BEAT and ture. This will become a reality, according to Howard Schor, di- the COCC theatre troupe are alaccording to Price, if COCC and rector at BEAT. The theatre pro- ready collaborating on an April Bend Experimental Art Theatre gram has existed in Bend for eight production, which will be percontinue with the partnership years, and now many of the initial formed by COCC students. they’re beginning to forge. actors are now college aged. This If you are interested in learn“I don’t want a monetary is a good way for them to stay in- ing more about BEAT and acting [partnership], but one to raise volved, according to Schor. opportunities at COCC, contact awareness about theater,” Working with COCC will also Schor at howard.schor@beatonPrice said. He hopes that this give BEAT the opportunity to ex- line.org. partnership will bring more pand on what they’re able to do, theater to COCC and increase according to Schor. (Contact: kjrobinson@cocc. the performance in the theater “The partnership is going to al- edu) troupe. low for more experiences that we
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